3 Days Rail Tour from Athens to Meteora and Delphi

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This 3 Days Tour from Athens to Meteora and Delphi gives individual travelers the chance to visit 2 of the most important sites of mainland Greece, Meteora, and Delphi, hustle-free!

Rates

  • Adult Price: 350€
  • Child Price: 190€
  • Couples Price: 620€
  • Group Price: 290€

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Inclusions

  • 2 nights accommodation at a 3-star or 4-star hotel with breakfast in Meteora
  • Train tickets from Athens to Meteora
  • Train tickets from Meteora to Livadia
  • Taxi transfer from Livadia to Delphi
  • Bus tickets from Delphi to Athens
  • Pick-up and drop off from Kalampaka train station to your hotel
  • Taxes & service fees
  • Optional: Audio guide in Delphi
  • First class train tickets upon request
  • Join the Meteora Sunset Tour
  • Choose the between the Meteora Hiking Tour and the Meteora Half-day Tour for the second day's tour

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Entrance fees to the monasteries and the archeological site of Delphi
  • Guide in Delphi archeological site
  • Transfer to the Athens railway station/from bus station

Useful Information

  • Duration: 3 days
  • Dresscode to enter the monasteries: Sleeveless clothing and shorts over the knee for men are prohibited. For ladies skirts and shawls are available at the entrance in case they don’t have such clothing to cover themselves.
  • Departure time from Athens: 07.20 - Arrival time in Kalabaka: 11.30
  • Departure time from Kalabaka: 09.28 - Arrival time in Delphi: 12.05
  • Departure time from Delphi: 16.00 - Arrival time in Athens: 19.00

Highlights

  • Admire the world famous Meteora & the archeological site of Delphi
  • Join the Meteora Sunset Tour
  • Choose between Meteora Hiking Tour and Meteora Half-day Tour for the second day's tour
  • Excellent value for money
  • Join two top-rated tours and activities
  • Excellent views between Athens and Meteora
  • Accommodation at top-rated hotels

Tour Details

Sometimes you want to go somewhere that’s a little tricky to get to on your own. Sometimes having to drive can really take away from the sights you want to see. It’s worth booking a tour when having someone else handle the transportation arrangements so you can sit back and truly enjoy the experience.

Use public transportation, a combination of train, bus and taxi to reach those 2 Greek mainland destinations from Athens and back in the most efficient way, without resorting on endless searches on train or bus schedules. Seize the chance and join this tour to enjoy spectacular views of unique landscapes, visit monuments of great historical importance, join top rated tours and save money and time. This experience will be the best part of your trip in Europe!

The train tickets are all issued on 2nd class seats as standard. If you wish to upgrade them to 1st class seats you may choose to add to your basket the 1st class seats upgrade add-on that will pop-up on your screen before you complete the booking! For more details on this tour, check the above section and read about the tour itinerary, see photos and videos or read the FAQ!

If you wish to modify this tour according to your own needs, like adding an extra overnight, feel free to contact us!

Why Book This Tour

  • Daily tour departures any day you want, 365 days a year whether you are traveling on your own or in a small group.
  • Local expertise and 24/7 help and assistance during your trip.
  • Traveling by train is incredibly scenic.
  • Save time and effort. Organizing your own holiday can be a stressful task. Let us do the work for you!
  • Trains are more energy-efficient per passenger mile than planes or cars, making them one of the most eco-friendly transportation.
  • You will go to secret local spots that the vast majority of other travelers will never experience.
  • You will learn about the culture and history of the place on a deeper level and from a local’s perspective.

Tour Itinerary

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Day 1,Athens to Meteora and Sunset Tour

Catch the morning train to Kalambaka at 07:20 am from Athens 'Larissis' Railway Station. Upon your arrival in Kalambaka, at around 11:30 am, our English speaking driver will be waiting for you at the train station holding a signboard with your name on it to transfer you to your hotel. Late afternoon the VIP mini bus will pick you up from the hotel to join our 'Meteora Sunset Tour'. Admire breathtaking views of Meteora and discover the hidden gems of this place in one of the best tours of Mainland Greece.
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Day 2,Morning tour and free afternoon

For the next morning you may choose the activity you wish to do: the 'Half-Day morning Tour of Meteora' to see the main attractions, the monasteries of Meteora with a VIP minibus or the 'Hiking Tour of Meteora'. Experience amazing sceneries and visit monuments of the Byzantine period, the monasteries of Meteora. After this morning tour, at around 13:00 pm, the bus will drop you back to your hotel. The evening is free for you to explore the area on your own.
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Day 3,Meteora to Delphi and Athens

Next morning at around 09:00, a taxi or a minibus will pick you up from the hotel to take you to the train station. At 09:28 am the train departs and arrives at Livadia station at 12:05 pm. There, an English speaking taxi driver holding a signboard with your name will wait to transfer you to Delphi. Delphi is roughly half an hour drive away from Livadia so you will arrive at the archeological site at around 12:35 pm where you can spend many hours exploring the ancient oracle, the museum, and the small town. At 16:00 you’ll take the bus back to Athens. It takes around 2 hours to reach the capital of Greece from Delphi.

Location of the Train Station

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations received within 30 days of departure will incur a penalty which will be the price of train tickets.
  • Cancellations received within 5 days of departure will incur a penalty of 50% per person.
  • Cancellations received within 24 hours of departure will incur a penalty of 100% per person.
  • Unused features are non-refundable. No shows forfeit entire payment.

FAQ

Will I meet anyone at the train station in Athens or Thessaloniki?

No. On our train tours, you will board the train from Athens or Thessaloniki on your own, using the tickets we will send you via email. Our guide will meet you at Kalabaka train station after your train arrives at Meteora. He will be holding a signboard with your name written on it in the parking lot of Kalabaka train station.

Which hotel will I stay at?

We use only the best 3 and 4-star hotels in the area for your accommodation. All hotel we cooperate with have beautiful rooms and offer exceptional service.

Is breakfast included?

Yes, all hotel overnights include breakfast.

When and how will I receive my train tickets?

We will send you the train tickets via email approximately one month before your trip date.

Why should I print the train tickets?

There is an off-chance that a train inspector might give you a hard time if you present them with an electronic version of your tickets. This is why we recommend you to print them.

What time should I be at the station?

Please be at the station at least 30 minutes before the departure in order to have plenty of time to find your coach and seats. The stewards there will assist you.

Is there food provided on the train?

Yes, there is a cafeteria-coach inside every train, where you can buy snacks and refreshments.

Is it worth it booking a first class seat?

Yes, first class seats are more comfortable and quieter. They are almost always arranged in a 6-seat-rooms, offering a higher amount of privacy and the first class coach is located next to the cafeteria, offering fast access there.

Will there be a guide in Delphi?

No, you will have free time to explore the site and museum of Delphi on your own. If you absolutely want a guide, contact us and we will arrange one for you.

Our Latest Reviews

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Rating: by 795flaviom on September 19, 2019

Excellent tour

A comfortable vehicle, a small group, a friendly, informative and Meteora passionate guide, means a perfect tour. We enjoyed it very much.

Rating: by Kaf80 on September 19, 2019

Amazing & great!

Amazing views & nicely organized trip! Small bus was very comfy. We had a nice young lady as our guide- who was a local from Kalabaka- full of knowledge of the history & geology of the region.

Rating: by ישראל ג on September 19, 2019

excllent trip

very interesting trip. the guide gave a lot of information about the monastaries and the history of the area very recommnded trip. the guide was very very good

Rating: by JohnK1279 on September 19, 2019

Amazing Time

Booked the half day tour and I was not disappointed the guide (Vasilis) was informative and very engaging and friendly and I highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting to visit the best of the best of this overwhelming historic site.

Rating: by LesM105 on September 18, 2019

Sunset tour

Katerina was an excellent guide with so much local knowledge. We were taken to great spots with lots of stops for photo ops.

Rating: by catherinedevaublanc on September 18, 2019

Meteora sunset tour

Very interesting trip. The different places discovered during the tour perfectly complete the visits of the monastries that you can do by yourself. Good guide. I highly recommend.

Rating: by OzCarebear on September 17, 2019

Sunset Tour

We did the sunset tour with Katerina and Costa (apologies if I spelt your names wrong). Costa is a great driver expertly navigating cars, buses, people and goats. He expertly navigated the winding roads & I didn’t have to worry about being car sick after...

Rating: by RAnnDomized on September 17, 2019

Athens to Meteora (Day Trip)

I decided to visit Meteora on my last day in Greece because well, why not. Visit Meteora took care of booking my train tickets so all I had to do was show up at the Athens train station. When I arrived in Kalambaka, the tour...

Rating: by cheryleats on September 16, 2019

Train to Train Tour

The guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. The restaurant that the guide recommended was very very good too! We enjoyed the tour and learnt so much! Train ride was pretty long though, it was a (4+4) 8 hour in total to-and-fro ride.

Rating: by MaryL1254 on September 16, 2019

Half day Meteora trip from Athens

Very straight forward and informative tour, just what we needed for a day away from Athens. Beautiful scenery, went into 2 of the monasteries, the minivan/bus was comfortable and we would not have been able to do this on our own since we didn't drive....

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